Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick
Ok guess I should say unlikely we draft an overpriced Scot Boros kid in 1st round. I may be wrong but seems the last #1 and #2 picks that were Boras players the Reds took for David Espinosa and Dane Sardinah both were hard to sign . The Reds ending up giving both major league 3 year deals and had to be placed on the 40 man roster , both were free agents technically after those 3 years , Espinosa was traded to the Tigers and Dane released eventually.
Both are still at AAA at Toledo . The Reds at the time swore to never draft a Boras player , and I don't think they have since. Boras' players no matter where they are drafted still get early pick money . Stephen Drew just a couple years ago was drafted 5th I believe and ended up getting the biggest signing bonus of anyone in the draft.
Boras wants top money and escape clauses in all his contracts , I don't see the Reds even with new ownership messing with him.